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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from home depot. >> that is one of the inmates ashley nicole davis is helping and another client. >> was arrested, attempting to steal a car radio. >> reporter: california passed its harsh three strikes law in 1994 after the high profile kidnapping and killing of 12-year-old polly klaus by a repeat offender. it was meant to keep serial murders, rapists and child molesters off the streets. but standford's students saw a disturbing pattern. >> not just a handful of people who were sentenced to life. this wasn't the exception, this is the rule
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
by you. she'd rather you left her alone... so would i. there are laws against that kind of thing. don't make me use them. ( door slams ) it's very good, robert. - but it's on a different subject, isn't it? - aye. sue thy neighbor. everybody's doing it. it's become a national pastime. i've said things against the whole nasty business. ah, good for you. and what about you, love? i'm sorry things didn't work out with your cousin, kate. oh, they did at first. it was after. well, you can't choose who's to be in your family, can you? no, unfortunately. you don't think this article is too outspoken? no, no, no. ( creaks ) what's that noise? ( scoffs ) nothing. you're hearing things, hetty. there's no secret passages here. i hope not. i-- ( chuckles ) ( woman giggles ) robert, there are voices. ( thud ) there's somebody in the house. - ta-da! - ta-da! - ( laughs ) - it's these two the little devils. what's this? we heard you were partial to lobster. oh, i am. i love it. - i bought it in kirkewell. - isn't that wonderful? are we to eat it now? yeah, of course, we can. ( laught
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